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To date, solar power plays only an auxiliary role in Africa's energy mix, but growth in solar use is emblematic of a regional shift toward renewables. In 2004, the African renewable energy sector was valued at $750m. By 2011, it reached $3.6bn. Late last year, the UN projected that by 2020 the value of the African renewable energy sector would reach $57bn.
Solar is particularly well-suited to sunny, equatorial Central and East Africa, where, in the words of one entrepreneur, "energy is everyday beating people on the head." In recent years, the region has become a haven for renewable energy, spearheaded by small, tech- savvy companies keen to capitalize on the global south's hunger for energy.
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